TBM Avenger torpedo planes of Composite Squadron 84 from USS Makin Island flying over Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 16 Apr 1945

Caption   TBM Avenger torpedo planes of Composite Squadron 84 from USS Makin Island flying over Ie Shima, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 16 Apr 1945 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 69420
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Photos on Same Day 16 Apr 1945
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 15 Jun 2011

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1. Anonymous says:
23 Jun 2012 07:56:06 PM

I was an enlisted AOAN aircrewman in Vu-5 in the early 50's. We had TBMs and JD-1s - painted a deep blue - with yellow and red trim. The TBM had a single tow reel in the bomb bay. The bomb bays were opened - and the impellor lowered into the slip stream. We towed aerial targets for gunnery practice. I was the tow reel operator. Any info on them or where some might now reside?Bob McDonagh airpark@embarqmail.com

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